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Iowa's courts include District Courts, the Court of Appeals, and the Iowa Supreme Court. Iowa's 99 counties are divided into 8 districts, each having a District Court that handles the majority of cases, including small claims, juvenile, mental health, violation of city/county ordinance, criminal, probate, domestic relations, and general civil cases. If you appeal a District Court decision in Iowa, it will be reviewed by the Iowa Court of Appeals. The Iowa Supreme Court is the state's highest court and hears appellate court appeals.

If you're seeking information regarding Iowa court records, you can visit www.iowacourtsonline.org, Iowa's online docket record search website. This website provides information including case titles, a list of filings, and child support and fine payments, as well as a copy of the court docket. Additional information, including case schedules, exhibit lists, bonds, and lien indexes is available for an additional $25 monthly charge. Copies of Iowa court documents aren't found on this website. If you're seeking copies of Iowa state court records, you'll need to contact the clerk of court office for the county in which the records are held.
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11, Nov 2014 - Madison, IA NEW INFORMATION: Judge sentences woman to 25 years in kidnapping
A federal judge has sentenced a Colorado woman who kidnapped her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and left him outside in freezing temperatures in Iowa to 25 years in prison.
21, Oct 2014 - Fannie and Freddie Shareholders Strike Back -- Overheard
A Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholder suing the government filed a brief in federal court in Iowa Monday arguing a federal judge in Washington reached the wrong decision when he dismissed a similar case last month. Monday’s filing marks the first time lawyers for plaintiffs in various Fannie and Freddie lawsuits have responded in detail to Judge Royce C. Lamberth’s decision. The Iowa case was ...
12, Oct 2014 - Cedar, IA The Linn County Early Childhood Iowa announces board changes
NEW HIRES Benefit Solutions hired Jim Peters (see photo) as manager of development in Eastern Iowa. Peters previously was with Willis Inc. The Linn County Fair Association hired Justin Roberts (see photo) of Cedar Rapids, formerly of rural Fayette, as event manager for the Linn County Fair. Desiree Kilburg (see photo) has joined Shuttleworth & Ingersoll in Cedar Rapids as a litigation attorney ...
12, Oct 2014 - Henry, IA Daufeldt found not guilty
MUSCATINE, Iowa — The final day of Jordan Daufledt's trial closed with tears, disappointment and outrage.
12, Oct 2014 - Trenton Lee Stewart to judge the Arkansas Times Fiction Contest
We here at the Arkansas Times are very excited to announce Trenton Lee Stewart as the Guest Judge for our 2014 Fiction Contest . A graduate of Hendrix College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Stewart is the author of the New York Times best-selling "Mysterious Benedict Society" series as well as the Arkansas-set "Flood Summer" As we explained last week , we're looking for original short stories ...
12, Oct 2014 - Judge Tosses Iowa Lawsuit Over Eggs
Last week a Federal judge threw out the six-state lawsuit, which included Iowa, concerning a California egg law. The law required all eggs sold to California would have to have bigger cage sizes. In order to export to California, producers in other states would have to comply to that law. U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller judge threw the case out after saying the law only hurts egg-producers ...
12, Oct 2014 - Iowa Supreme Court blocks rule limiting access to abortion pills
A rule that would have prohibited doctors from prescribing abortion pills by videoconferencing was blocked Tuesday by the Iowa Supreme Court in a last-minute decision hailed as a victory by abortion rights advocates.
12, Oct 2014 - Cedar, IA Murder Trial Delayed Again for Casey Frederiksen
HAMILTON COUNTY, Iowa — The trial of a northern Iowa man accused of killing a little girl has been postponed. Casey Frederiksen is charged with first degree murder in the June 2005 death of Evelyn Miller. The five-year-old disappeared from the Floyd apartment where she lived and her body was found five days later along […]
12, Oct 2014 - Cedar Rapids, IA Cedar Rapids man accused of sex abuse found incompetent to stand trial
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 44-year-old Cedar Rapids man charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl last year has been found incompetent to stand trial. Sixth Judicial District Judge Mary Chicchelly said two psychiatrists who evaluated Troy Davenport at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center said he was suffering from a mental disorder and found him not competent for trial. She said based on ...
12, Oct 2014 - Des Moines, IA Appeals decision to lessen prison time for Des Moines man convicted in 2012 robbery, shooting
DES MOINES — A 27-year-old Des Moines man will be resentenced for his part in the shooting and robbery of two Kirkwood Court residents in 2012, according to an Iowa Court of Appeals ruling Wednesday. Teran Huff , who was sentenced up to 55 years in prison last year, argued in his appeal the he couldn’t be convicted and sentenced for both the first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first ...
12, Oct 2014 - Cedar, IA March Trial Scheduled for Casey Frederiksen
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — The trial date is now set for accused murderer Casey Frederiksen. He is charged in the 2005 sexual abuse and murder of five-year-old Evelyn Miller. The child’s body was found along the Cedar River five days after she was reported missing from her mother’s Floyd apartment. Frederiksen was living in the […]
12, Oct 2014 - Iowa court upholds prison sentence in fatal crash
IOWA CITY (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a two-year prison sentence for a 21-year-old involved in the 2011 traffic death of a 14-year-old girl. The court’s ruling affirms the Johnson County District Court’s sentence for Zachary Lee Swenka, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported. “The district court’s sentence is cloaked with a strong presumption in its favor, and we will not ...
12, Oct 2014 - Iowa same-sex advocates cheer Supreme Court move
CEDAR RAPIDS — Same-sex marriage couples in Iowa on Monday were celebrating a “non-ruling” by the U.S. Supreme Court that means their vows soon should be recognized in several more states. “I was blown away,” said Kate Varnum of Cedar Rapids who, along with her wife, Trish, were lead plaintiffs in a landmark 2009 Iowa Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage in Iowa. “It means so much ...
12, Oct 2014 - Tama, IA Tama County trial set for man in wife's slaying
A December trial has been scheduled for an Iowa man charged with the murder of his wife in Tama.
12, Oct 2014 - Cedar, IA Fugitive returns to NC after 1973 prison escape
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — (AP) A fugitive captured in Iowa after decades on the run is returning to North Carolina, where he escaped from prison in 1973.
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